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Bristol, TN, United States
Oct 25 — Nov 1
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Bristol, TN, United States
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Pick-up locationBristol
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Bristol car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (33 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Budget
Locations in Bristol
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 26 2020
Smooth transactionLower prices
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2020
Seamless check in service. Free upgrade to a new, spacious vehicle. Very easy, safe modified drop off during COVID.
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2020
i NEEDED A CHANGE IN DROP OFF AND BUDGET WAS FLEXIBLE
8.0 ExcellentSep 2 2019
Easy, clean, great price!
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2019
Great experience. Would deal with them 100 x over to Enterprise. Thanks
6.4 GoodFeb 4 2019
The airport was small and easy to navigate. The rental cars were close to the terminal.I had reserved a standard size car like a Kia Soul or "similar". When we went out to the car, we had been given a Kia Rio which is a compact car. The person at the desk kept saying that a Kia Rio is similar in class to a Soul. He offered to upgrade us for a "small" fee. We ended up with a Subaru.
10.0 ExcellentDec 20 2018
Fast check-in, nice car
5.2 OkayNov 19 2018
Rip off2 hrs late hit for a full day extra rental
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2018
Efficient and friendly serviceWe received a free upgrade, which was amazing for our family and all of our suitcases. We had a stressful day of travel with flights delayed and the rep that checked us in was so pleasant and efficient. Great vehicle, too, parked close to the exit. The return was a breeze, too!
10.0 ExcellentMay 21 2018
Best car rental experience everFriendly efficient agent. Took me less than 5 minutes to check in and where car was. She included a free upgrade. Love Tricities AirportNo complaints
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Bristol
Enterprise
Locations in Bristol
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 3 2020
Friendly staffPrice
Rated no. 3
Avis
7.9 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Avis
Locations in Bristol
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 20 2017
Smelly, not as spacious as it discribed.Smelly on the whole journey. Not as spacious as it discribed.
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2017
CooprationPalne landed late and agent worked with me
10.0 ExcellentApr 30 2017
Quick and easy!In and out in no time.
6.0 GoodSep 6 2016
I had requested a mid-sized SUV, i didn't think SuWas told by the agent, well you rented from a 3rd party not us so that's what you get. Agent was curt when I returned the car. There were no directions on where to park a returned car. Very much left on your own.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.7 Good (23 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Dollar
Locations in Bristol
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 17 2017
Clean car, free upgrade, no hassle in pick up or return. Good value, cheaper than other options. Would use them again.
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2017
customer service, great car, good gas mileage,
2.0 MediocreJul 12 2017
They did not have a vehicle available for my reservation and tried to charge me 50% more to get something else.
8.8 ExcellentMay 29 2017
Upgraded quickly to a minivan.The car has a terrible turning radius...
8.0 ExcellentJan 26 2017
Watch out for the "Extras"Ease of getting/dropping off carThey Charged me for Road Side Assistance. I have AAA
9.6 ExcellentSep 19 2016
the only thing that was bad was the car was a little dirty. Everything else was perfect.
2.0 MediocreSep 14 2016
Prices online differ from the rental companyI did not like anything about my experience with kayak or dollar. We went to a different company.The reason we did not like our prospective rental from Dollar was because when I booked on Kayak, I paid 56.00 for insurance upfront and they said you pay the remaining 76.00 when I get to Dollar at my destination. We arrive and first of all they only had a mini-van available, even though on Kayak I specifically chose a four door compact car. Then, they wanted to charge over 200 dollars to get a different car and then charge for adding an extra driver, even though we have a Costco membership. After an unfriendly customer service experience, we checked next door at a different place and they gave us the car we wanted and let us have two drivers for under 130, which was a little more than the original that Kayak quoted but still better. I don't know who is in the wrong but I believe the third parties that rent online on behalf of companies need to be a little more honest and upfront about what is going on.
9.2 ExcellentSep 10 2016
Nice clean car at a great value.I don't like the acceleration of a Hyundai. Lots of lag
9.2 ExcellentAug 17 2016
The price was more than what I was quoted on kayak.
4.8 OkayJun 13 2016
DisappointedThe car was comfortable and was very cleanWhen I reserved the car online, I expected to get a car I have two children and my wife and I. We had luggage and needed a car. When I got their the guy told me that there were no more cars that I would need to rent a truck. Although this truck fit all of us there wasn't room for all of our stuff. The guy gave us a car but when we paid for it there was an additional $12 dollar per day charge. I have never had this problem before. In the past if I expect a car I have always gotten a car. I am very disappointed.
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.3 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Thrifty
Locations in Bristol
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2018
The car ran very well. I had a big trip to take and found my transportation absolutely comfortable and reliable and that was a big help!!Unlimited miles is within a region. I traveled outside the "region" and there was an extra $20/day fee. But, I did know this ahead of driving off and made the choice to stay with this car company. It beat the $200 surprise payment I had on my last car rental.
8.8 ExcellentJul 23 2018
Great price good carI was able to rent a full size sedan for the price of a sub compact.The car smelled like smoke and the head liner had chocolate smeared across it in the back seat. The back seat also had white crusty stuff on it.
2.0 MediocreJul 10 2018
Learned my lesson from the "Our Choice" PloyI liked that i could cancel both the rental and insurance with no penalty. Be aware that the insurance that is first offered through Kayak partners is not usually through the rental agency itself. Investigate the rental car's coverage and price and compare. Lesson Learned. I walked away.I bear some responsibility as i chose the "Our Choice" option. But know that it does appear to be a ploy of getting more money out of you. Here's the rundown of my experience. 1. They first ask you the purpose and mileage of your proposed trip. 2. They then give you the least compatible vehicle for such a trip. 3. Then when you ask for an obviously more suitable vehicle they get into the upcharge/upgrade game. 4. This deal quickly turns into getting an economy car at the intermediate grade price. The Compact car rental price was just $1 more than the "Our Choice" option. So, never again. I'm sure, depending on the scruples of the attendant one might get a good deal, but as i experienced it this is an unethical practice.
5.6 OkayMay 25 2018
Mangers choiceThrifty's manager's choice at Tri-City airport was a pickup. They wouldn't even hardly tell me what it was until they handed me the keys. The pickup had been smoked in and they had tried to cover it up with a cleaner that smells worse than the smoke.
8.0 ExcellentNov 23 2017
Overall GoodReceived free upgrade. Car was clean. Price was great.Waited for 15-20 minutes at pick-up even though there was only one other customer. No one was there for the return at 930 in the morning. Just left the keys in the box.
2.0 MediocreJul 12 2017
I reserved a "Chevy Spark or similar", when I arrived they said the only thing I could get was a very large quad-cab truck or pay an additional $120 to get a different vehicle. A large quad-cab truck would not work for our needs, was forced to stay at the airport for several hours while working out other means of transportation.
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2017
Computers were down after waiting 30 min., went to different agency
8.0 ExcellentJan 22 2017
Car new, clean and comfortable.Covered with ice and snow with nothing to remove the ice and snow. I needed to let the car warm and thaw for 20 minutes before I could leave the parking lot.
9.2 ExcellentApr 18 2016
Quick check in and check out. No mechanical or performance issues.Counter opens at 7 am, so could not do an earlier pick up and that late departure change my plans.
Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Bristol
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Bristol
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Easirent
1 location in Bristol
Easirent
Locations in Bristol
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National
1 location in Bristol
National
Locations in Bristol
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Sunnycars
1 location in Bristol
Sunnycars
Locations in Bristol
Recent reviews
77 travellers who hired a car in Bristol gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,1

Car hire locations in or near Bristol

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Car hire excess insurance in Bristol

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Bristol car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Bristol.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Bristol car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Bristol

  • Book your car hire in Bristol at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Bristol

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